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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Talking about the Ten Powers of Buddha

Whatever you say, that is not emptiness itself but it is the good expedient or good devices, an expedient ability to instruct people and alter their conduct. If someone is too rigid, or someone is too partial to some idea of emptiness, or the relative, or some kind of teaching, we can correct their understanding by the expedience. So whatever the teachings are, those teachings are just good devices. And good devices are very important. And to have power of good devices is one of the important points for us. And so whatever you do, that activity should be a good device to instruct people [laughs]. You should be a good example for people. -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-08-25 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC